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Jeremy Ezell
Lincoln County Juvenile Services

112 Main Avenue South
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
(931) 433-9989

The Youth Service Department handles civil and delinquency/unruly cases involving children (under the age of 18). Whenever children are charged with violating criminal statutes, it is the duty of the Court to provide a simple judicial procedure which assures the juvenile a fair hearing and due process, while protecting the constitutional and legal rights of all parties. The Youth Service Department helps to assist the Juvenile Court in these proceedings.  Additionally, we strive to accomplish the following goals: to provide for the wholesome moral, mental, and physical development of children; to substitute treatment, training, and rehabilitation for the consequences of criminal behavior by children; and to remove children from the custody of their parents only when absolutely necessary for the child's welfare or in the interest of public safety. We always seek to ensure that our community is safe, and that violent or dangerous juveniles are held in detention if no other, less-restrictive alternatives exist.